Amid the surge in the Covid-19 cases across the country, the Centre has issued fresh guidelines for “surveillance, containment, and caution” to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
The new MHA guidelines will come into effect from Tuesday (December 1).
According to the new guidelines issued by the MHA, the states and Union Territories have been given the authority to impose local restrictions such as night curfew.
The states, however, cannot enforce lockdown without consulting the central government.
The MHA has also prohibited the states from sealing their borders.
The ministry also said that local police and municipal corporations are responsible for ensuring that the guidelines are strictly followed.
Here’s what’s allowed and what isn’t
The MHA has permitted all activities outside Containment Zones, except for the following, which have been permitted with certain restrictions:
– International air travel of passengers
– Cinema halls and theatres to operate with up to 50 per cent capacity.
– Swimming pools, only for the training of sportspersons.
– Exhibition halls to operate only for business to business (B2B) purposes.
– Social/ religious/ sports/ entertainment/ educational/ cultural/ religious gatherings, with up to a maximum of 50 per cent of the hall capacity. A cap of 200 persons in closed spaces.
– No restriction on Inter-State and intra-State movement.
– Persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years, are advised to stay at home.